Daily Dawg Tags: Likely players on the trading block
Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Monday, May 23.
Cleveland Browns: 3 players likely on the trading block
"After a multitude of trades, the Browns walked out of the 2016 NFL Draft with 14 new players, netting five receivers, two defensive end, two offensive tackles, a quarterback, an outside and inside linebacker, a safety and a cornerback. It is not strong as far as overall name recognition goes, but as far as positional needs, this was a very smart draft for new coach Hue Jackson."
5 questions on Carl Nassib with Victory Bell Rings
"The Cleveland Browns have failed in many aspects of the game since returning to the NFL in 1999. One area that has been a continual thorn has been the pass rush, which has failed to strike fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks. Several coaches, defensive coordinators and players have spent many a summer day talking about their commitment to get to the quarterback, only to see that talk blow away like a fallen leaf once autumn hits Northeast Ohio."
Cleveland Browns: Former center Tom DeLeone passes away
"Tom DeLeone, a two-time Pro Bowl center for the Cleveland Browns, passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 65 after a battle with brain cancer. The news was reported by Nate Ulrich at The Akron Beacon Journal and confirmed by the Browns."
Barnidge and Coleman listed as future top-sellers (Dawgs by Nature)
"Prior to last season, nobody would have projected “Gary Barnidge” and “future top-selling star” to be in the same sentence. He took the league by storm despite his veteran status in 2015, though, and is now being recognized for his marketing potential by the NFLPA."
RG III has found a different world order in Berea (cleveland.com)
"It’s easy to see why Robert Griffin III might think he’s found an alternate universe. In his first NFL tour of duty, the Redskins opened the draft choice vault to bring him to town. Here, he cost a modest amount of money in a strategy that resulted in his new team passing on a quarterback at the top of the draft to accumulate more picks."
Richard Sherman hopes Marshawn Lynch plays another year (FanSided)
"The case of Marshawn Lynch’s retirement has been one of the more strange ones in the NFL. While there was no formal announcement and Lynch indeed was placed on the retired/reserved list by the Seattle Seahawks, no is really certain about what his future holds."
Brock Osweiler on Denver Broncos: ‘There is no grudge’ (NFL.com)
"From his eye-rolling gesture toward Peyton Manning during a 41-17 blowout of the Oakland Raiders in 2014 to his stunning and sudden exit from Denver, there has always been a perception that Brock Osweiler and the Broncos didn’t get along. He has denied as much at every turn, and tried to put a bow on the situation this week in an interview with The MMQB."
How about a 22-week NFL regular season with 6 byes? (Niners Nation)
"The NFL has been talking off and on about creating an 18-game schedule. There would likely be one more bye involved, but they have not gotten into a lot of detail due to reasonable push-back from the union. While I don’t think an 18-game schedule will happen any time soon, there are some creative ways to adjust the schedule that could lead to more revenue."